Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Christmas Chair

Remember my pumpkin chair? The one I painted for
The plan was to reupholster it. So, Cindy, the owner of Earth Mama's & the chair, bought some fabric. We got together and laid the fabric out to decide where to start cutting. And, as we looked at it with dread, Cindy said, "don't you want to just paint it again?" To which I said, "yes!" Upholstery is hard!
So, the pumpkin chair has been transformed to a Christmas chair. I simply painted over the pumpkins and turned them into ornaments.
The chair greets customers as they enter the store. Plus it gives the men a place to sit while their ladies shop!
Here's how the chair has progressed...
Hmmm... what will it be next?
Stay tuned. I have a feeling I'm not finished painting this chair. At least I have until January to decide what to do next.
Any ideas?
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Industrial Cable Spool Snowman


She's done it again! My friend, Kelli, has dropped off more industrial cable spool ends for me. A few weeks ago I shared some projects that were made with the last batch of spool ends she gave me. You can see them HERE.

A few days ago, she brought me 9 more! YES NINE!!!
Oh, what to do?
It only took a minute to decide that at least one would become a snowman. Best of all, I had everything I needed to create him.

After I dry brushed the spool with white paint, I screwed on vintage drawer pulls for the eyes...

5 Ball jar lids became the mouth...

An old spool became the nose. With a little sanding down, it fit snugly into the center hole of the cable spool...

The hat was made using scrap pieces of pallet wood leftover from another project. A strip of plaid fabric added the final touch to the hat...


I have some ideas for the other 8 spools, but first maybe this snowman needs a snow woman!
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

IKEA Lantern Makeover

Add a beautiful touch of Fall to your decor with this easy
 DIY  lantern makeover.
The lantern I used came from IKEA, but any lantern will do.

Start by cutting a dinner napkin into 4 pieces...

Separate the napkin so that you only have the top layer with the pattern...

Cut the napkin slightly larger than the glass in the lantern. Coat the glass on the inside of the lantern with ModPodge...

Lay the napkin pattern side down on the ModPodge covered glass. Gently press the napkin down. Don't rub the napkin or it may tear. Give the napkin a coat of ModPodge...


I used a gold metallic enamel paint to tone down the black and make it coordinate with my Fall theme...

I didn't want the lantern to be a solid gold, so I used a damp paper towel to wash on the metallic paint...




The lantern could be used just like this, but I decided to add a little something to it...

I first glued on faux leaves using E6000...


Then I added some faux acorns...

All it needs now is a battery operated candle and I have a lantern that will add warmth and beauty to my home through Thanksgiving.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I Can't Let It Go

More often than not, I create something or paint a piece of furniture with the intention of giving it to someone or selling it, but then just can't let it go. One example is this suitcase table that I made a couple of years ago...
I actually took it into Earth Mama's General Store to sell it but I couldn't stand the thought of it going home with someone besides me. Plus, look how good it looks in my house!

Well, it's happened again.
I bought this chair from a friend at her yard sale...
It's a big, sturdy chair that needed a little love. Of course, I knew that I wanted to paint the wood, and the seat would have to be recovered because the leather (or pleather) had been ripped off.

I've had my eye on this fabric at JoAnn's for quite some time and knew that this was the perfect project for it...
So, I removed the seat and covered it with this beautiful fabric. Then I painted the chair with light cream from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. It did a little chipping on its own plus I helped it along with a sanding block.



Before I started this project, I had decided to paint my living room a gray blue color. In the picture with the suitcase table you can see that the walls were a creamy yellow.

And, that's when it happened! Once the walls were painted, the chair was too perfect to part with. 


Thank goodness I didn't haul this one off just to have to turn around and bring it home. I was smart enough to know that I couldn't let it go!

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